Mandatory Reporting Now !

Mandate Now is a pressure group that seeks the introduction of law requiring staff  who work in ‘Regulated Activities’ to report concerns about the welfare of children [and vulnerable adults] to the Local Authority. Mandatory reporting of suspected or known child abuse is a vital component of a functioning child protection system in institutional settings.Mandate Now is supported by the largest coalition of survivor charities in England, Wales and Scotland which are members of  ‘The Survivors Trust’. The membership base includes 114 survivor charities in England, 8 in Scotland, and 10 in Wales. Mandate Now has many supportive individuals who coalesce around the campaign. These include: social workers, local authority employees  who are involved in children’s services and child protection, academics, teachers, Designated Child Protection Officers in Regulated Activities, safeguarding in sport specialists, early years staff, NHS personnel, barristers, parents, politicians from both Houses and importantly, adults who experienced abuse in childhood  for whom  Mandate Now employs the neutral noun ‘abusees.’ The founder of Mandate Now is Tom Perry who was the first complainant in the Caldicott School child abuse scandal. He was also the founding contributor of the 2008 BAFTA award winning documentary Chosen which first revealed the non-existence of law to protect children and staff in RA’s.